THE NATION RECENTLY reported that the the average black household will need 228 years to finally gain as much as wealth as white families have today. For Latino families, it will take 84 years. The numbers came as the result of a study of the racial wealth-gap released by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the Corporation For Economic Development (CFED).

To help close that gap, supporting black businesses is a great place to start. And as travelers, the easiest way to do that is by choosing black hotels and bed-and-breakfasts as accommodation when you’re on the road. This website lists hundreds of black-owned hotels across the country. Check out the list to figure out how you can support the black community on your next trip.

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